Thursday Prayer: a prayer against conversion therapy

Dear God, The politicians where I live were voting to begin the process of banning “conversion therapy” today. (It isn’t really therapy – it increases distress and diminishes and destroys, so kind of the opposite of therapy really) We have had to hear all kinds of nonsense, purportedly on your behalf, as if you are… Read More

The Pastoral is Political – Are you Scottish enough?

Scotland prides itself in being and open and welcoming country. Whilst other parts of the UK have been reticent in their welcome of others arriving as refugees, Scotland has been welcoming. One of the groups that best represents this is RefuWeeGee, a Glasgow based charity that supports asylum seekers and refuges in and around the… Read More

Friday Prayer

I breathe, Dropping my shoulders down and relaxing my jaw. I breathe, Rolling my head from side to side and shaking out my joints. I breathe, Tightening and releasing muscles. I breathe, Acknowledging my thoughts and feelings and remembering they don’t define me. I breathe, Leaning back to find support in your everlasting arms. Amen. … Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Life or Leftovers

What’s the Good News this week, preacher friends? Where are you finding abundance in the first Sunday of August? The crowd following Jesus is hoping for a few leftovers (remember those twelve baskets of abundance the disciples gathered after Jesus multiplied loaves and fish?), but Jesus has other ideas. In fact, all of the RCL… Read More

Worship Words for 1 August, 2021

Have you been caught up in the race for Gold, Silver and Bronze at the Olympics-a little distracted this week by the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat? Are you in the U.S. watching hearings that are like tearing the scabs off of barely healing wounds from last January 6th? Our texts this… Read More